International Students at North Cross
The international student program at North Cross School offers a college preparatory educational experience for those students who wish to receive an American education in a small, supportive, and challenging environment.
The Selection Process
For information on how to apply see the sidebar to the right (or below, after Tuition and Fees, if viewing on a mobile phone). After we review your application and records, our Admission Committee will offer an acceptance letter. When you accept admission, North Cross will apply for a Federal Government of the United States I-20 Immigration form through SEVIS. As the applicant, you are responsible for paying the $200 SEVIS fee.
Tuition and Fees
When payments are due:
International students will pay their tuition, international fees, and boarding fees prior to North Cross School’s issuing the I-20 form. Returning international students will pay the advance deposit when they submit their re-enrollment contract and then submit the remainder of the tuition prior to June 30.
Room and boarding fees:
A room and boarding fee of $20,000, payable to the boarding company, is due in full by July 1 of the student's enrolling year. Click here for details and features of our boarding program.
Medical insurance coverage:
International students enrolled at North Cross School must be covered by a personal primary health insurance policy. During their stay in the U.S., foreign national students must acquire and possess health insurance from ISM, a U.S. insurance firm which serves as our international students’ primary source for medical insurance coverage. In addition, international students must purchase a secondary student accident insurance policy to defray medical costs up to $1,000 due to accidental injury, on or off campus, from August-July of each year. This additional coverage is for incidents which might not be covered by their primary insurance carrier.
The Re-enrollment process for Returning International Students:
Remember: When arriving on campus you must present your passport and I-20.
Applying to North Cross School
Chinese Applicants: In order for the North Cross admissions team to get to know our Chinese applicants better, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review.
The Vericant interview will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and skills to our admission team and is a required component of the completed application for all Chinese applicants unable to visit our U.S. campus.
To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website.
Applicants from China will also have to submit the following:
All Other International Applicants: To make sure our classes are full of bright and aspiring individuals, our applicants need to demonstrate solid academic scores, receive strong teacher recommendations, and show co-curricular and community interests. To succeed in our classrooms requires students to possess a command of the English language—both oral and written.
We do require testing and interviews for all students as part of our admission process. The interviews can be completed by visiting the campus or by requesting an online interview.
If you are ready to apply, these are the steps you must take:
To begin the application process, submit an inquiry form. Once we receive this from you, we will send you a username and password to proceed with your application.
North Cross is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
North Cross is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, The Cum Laude Society and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.